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Sapphirine Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Sapphirines are durable but very rare gemstones. Although named after their typically sapphire-blue color, these gems can occur in different hues and display pleochroism, too.

Light House: Online Faceting Designs and Diagrams

A “Money Cut” is a gem design that’s fast and easy with great performance. That’s what Jeff Graham’s Light House cut is all about. This design works very well for faceters of all skill levels, especially novices.

An Introduction to Gem Identification

Gem identification is part detective work, part art. Learn how gemologists can distinguish gem species and determine whether a stone is natural or synthetic.

Axinite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

When faceted, the members of the axinite mineral group are usually intensely trichroic, with considerable brilliance and rich brown and purple colors dominating. Although very rare, these gems could make magnificent jewelry stones.

Buying Diamonds Online? Match Your Shopper Personality Type to an Online Store

How can you find the right website when you’re buying diamonds online? Since everyone shops a little differently, see which of these diamond websites matches your shopper personality type.

Tic Tac: Online Faceting Designs and Diagrams

Jeff Graham’s Tic Tac gem design is ideal for earrings. It shows an interesting “X” pattern on the crown. Learn more about this fast cut with a lot of sparkle.

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